Babar Azam (PAK): Thanks to the crowd. We feel like we're playing at home. Got a good start with the first 6 overs with the ball. Later on the ball didn't come on well. Fast bowlers finished well. We planned before going that we'll utilise the powerplay. He's a young guy and showing his aggression (Haris). He's playing very well. We're going to enjoy this moment. But at the same time have focus on the final.
Williamson(NZ): We were put under pressure early. Pakistan bowled very nicely. We managed to wrestle back some momentum with an unbelievable knock from Mitchell. At the halfway stage we were feeling it was a competitive total. Wicket was a bit tough - used surface. Very disappointing to not make Pakistan work a lot harder. They were outstanding. We were outplayed. It's a tough pill for us to swallow. Babar and Rizwan put us under pressure. If we're honest, we wanted to be more disciplined in our areas. At the end of the day, Pakistan certainly deserve to be winners. There's been a lot of good cricket. Throughout the round-robin, we've played nicely. Today we weren't at our best. Having said that, we know the fickle nature of T20 cricket.
Mohammad Rizwan | Player of the Match: Luckily, the fifty was in the semifinal. Babar and I were struggling but we worked hard and believed. We kept fighting. When we crossed the boundary line, we decided to take the attack to the new ball bowlers. When we finished the powerplay, we knew one of us had to bat deep as it was a tricky pitch. Our start (to the tournament) wasn't good, but the guys kept believing.
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Over 19.1 Tim Southeebowls a pitched up deliveryto Shan Masood,1 run, comes on to the front foot and finishes it off with a lovely straight drive past mid-off.
Over 19.1: Wide ball. Tim Southee to Shan Masood,
End of Over 19 (3 runs) Pakistan 148/3
Mohammad Haris 28/25 Mitchell Santner 3.5-0-26-1 Shan Masood 2/2
Over 18.6 Mitchell Santnertossed up deliveryto Mohammad Haris,out Caught by Finn Allen!. Harris tries sweeping this from outside off, Santner slows it down again, and Haris can only drag it to a short fine.
Over 18.5 Mitchell Santner bowls it flat in the air to Mohammad Haris,3 byes, , goes right through the gate and beats everyone! It misses leg stump and runs away fine.
Over 18.4 Mitchell Santnertossed up deliveryto Mohammad Haris,1 run, came down the track and slaps it through to sweeper cover
Over 18.3 Mitchell Santner bowls it flat in the air to Shan Masood,1 run, makes room and slaps it from middle stump through the covers
Over 18.2 Mitchell Santnertossed up deliveryto Mohammad Haris,1 run, reverse-swept in the air, Sodhi dives forward for a low catch but can't hold on! Not sure if it carried. Even if it did, was a very difficult chance
Over 18.1 Mitchell Santnertossed up deliveryto Mohammad Haris, no run, goes down on his knee and tries to play the sweep but misses.
End of Over 18 (12 runs) Pakistan 141/2
Mohammad Haris 26/21 Lockie Ferguson 4-0-37-0 Shan Masood 1/1
Over 17.6 Lockie Fergusonbowls a pitched up deliveryto Mohammad Haris,1 run, gives the charge and reaches out and squeezes it through point
Over 17.5 Lockie Fergusonbowls it short of lengthto Mohammad Haris,Six! Shuffles across on the back foot and pulls it high and handsome over deep backward square leg for six.
Over 17.4 Lockie Fergusonbowls a pitched up deliveryto Mohammad Haris, Boundary! Clears the front leg and hammers it through extra cover. Eases the little bit of pressure that was building
Over 17.3 Lockie Fergusonbowls a good length deliveryto Mohammad Haris, no run, gets forward and swipes across the line, and drags it off a thick inside edge onto pad
Over 17.2 Lockie Fergusonbowls a pitched up deliveryto Shan Masood,1 run, moves across in the crease and flicks to midwicket and a misfield from Williamson allows them a single. Williamson kicks the turf in frustration
Over 17.1 Lockie Fergusonbowls a good length deliveryto Mohammad Haris, 1 bye, makes room and tries a steer to third man. They get across for the bye as Conway fumbles